Tamara Lynn Harper’s Answers

Tamara Lynn Harper

Westlake Village Trusts Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Who controls issuing shares for an C-Corp?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Tamara Lynn Harper
    1 lawyer answer

    Once a shareholder has been issued shares, they cannot be simply taken away. The shareholders vote in the board of directors each year at the annual meeting and the board serves at the pleasure of the shareholders. The board of directors must ratify and approve new stock issuance (if authorized stock shares need to be increased in order to do this, shareholder approval is required). The terms of your shareholder's agreement, or buy sell agreement, will dictate the terms of a buy out of this...

  2. What are shareholders in a private corporation entitled to?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Tamara Lynn Harper
    1 lawyer answer

    I would first recommend that you locate and have an attorney review your corporate records book to make sure that everything is current, in order and you are in compliance with all corporate governance required from your state. Generally, you are required to have an annual meeting of the shareholders and of the board of directors each year and document the same via minutes. There are notice provisions that are contained withni your Bylaws that you need to follow. The shareholders will vote...

  3. Do I need a trademark for my photography work when selling it online/offline and do I have to copyright each and every image?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2. Tamara Lynn Harper
    3. Danial Alan Nelson
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should and need to file a copyright registration for each of your photographs. You may do such with the U.S. Copyright Office. The filing fees are nominal. If you own a domain name and are only using such in the capacity of a domain name or business name, generally such use would not qualify for trademark registration with the USPTO. You may find more useful information on Copyrights and Trademarks upon the weblinks that I have included for you.

  4. If someone passed away in one state and had real estate in California, do they have to file probate?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Tamara Lynn Harper
    2. David S Hoffman
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you need to file a probate in California to transfer the real estate to the beneficiary (ies). A probate is filed through the courts with the applicable fees paid. The type of probate depends upon the appraisal value of the property at the time of death e.g. summary, or full etc. The California probate is based upon the value of the property in California. The title to the California property cannot be transfered with a probate order. Without clear title, you may not do anything with...

  5. Do I need to file the reservation of name if I am filing paperwork for incorporation?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Tamara Lynn Harper
    1 lawyer answer

    I recommend that you file a name reservation, as the cost is nominal (under $20). You will want to avoid a rejection and then have to redo all of your paperwork. Even if you have done a name search on the state database, another entity may file the same day and you would stand to have your paperwork rejected.